Instructions under enduring documents

If an adult has made prior arrangements about their future health care in formal documents such as an Advance Health Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney.

  • An Advance Health Directive sets out a person’s instructions for their future health care. Health professionals can refer to this for direction about treatment choices.
  • Under an Enduring Power of Attorney an adult can be appointed an attorney for a person's health matters should they become incapable of making their own decisions.

These documents will enable the adult’s attorney to make health care decisions on their behalf and provide instructions to health professionals when administering treatment.